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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Peterborough Museum & Archives Exhibit

Peterborough Museum & Archives Exhibit

Fakes and Forgeries – Yesterday and Today
On Exhibition Until January 13, 2013

Visitors of all ages are invited to guess which museum artifacts are real
and which are clever fakes at the latest exhibition on display at the
Peterborough Museum & Archives: Fakes and Forgeries – Yesterday and Today.

Learn to spot the differences between authentic pieces and sly forgeries
from natural history specimens to world cultures, currency to computer
software and even the modern products that we use every day. Discover the
fascinating lengths to which counterfeiters will go to hoodwink the unwary.

Supplementing this informative exhibition are a number of local
crime-fighting artifacts including an historic mug shot camera and
fingerprinting equipment, badges and billy clubs and even an authentic ball
and chain.

Fakes and Forgeries – Yesterday and Today was produced and is circulated by
the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) and will be on display at the Peterborough
Museum & Archives until January 13, 2013.

The Peterborough Museum & Archives is located in Ashburnham Memorial Park on
Museum Drive, 300 Hunter Street East, in Peterborough. Hours are Monday to
Friday, 9am to 5pm, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, 12 noon to 5pm.
Admission is by donation, with free parking and barrier-free access.

Media contact: Jon Oldham | | 705-742-7777, ext

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